The Siberian American: Friday Favorites: Finally Home

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Favorites: Finally Home

Happy Friday! Our first freeze of the season came to Texas this week so it has been a fun week of pulling out winter clothes and bundling up. On to my Friday favorites this week:

/ / One:
My hubby is finally coming home today! Well…technically tomorrow since he lands at past midnight…but who’s counting? This could fill up my entire list of favorites, but I will refrain. It has been a long two weeks without him, and I am trying not to think about the fact that he is leaving again on Thursday. Is interview season over yet? :)
/ / Two:
I have finally gotten my act together and started reading again. I think I will be able to complete my challenge of 50 books again this year. Reading suggestions are always welcome.
/ / Three:
Mom and I went shoe shopping at Macy’s last weekend, and I found the cutest pair of ankle boots. I am a little hesitant because they aren’t leather (I usually prefer leather), but they are water resistant, warm, and I love the quilted pattern. What do y’all think? Buy or don’t buy? Do you like the brown ones or the black ones better?

/ / Four: 
I am so excited to start shopping for holiday party dresses. I'm currently eying this Loft dress. Any excuse to buy a new dress is great in my book!
/ / Five:
I have been feeling so thankful lately. Thankful for my hubby, my family, my friends, my job, and my sweet dog. I love the holiday season because it forces me to step back and remember what is important in life.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 

Linking up with LaurenAmandaKarli, and Amy.


  1. YAY for your husband coming home! It's always a great feeling after he's been gone for awhile.

    That dress is super cute, just get it ;)

  2. yayyy hubby coming home! yay reading! you know i have book recommendations coming out of my ears but i think you've read most of what i have, so... those boots are so cute - definitely get them, definitely black! maybe wait till black friday in case they go on sale?

  3. Woo hoo for having your husband back!! So I'm with you and prefer leather, but if they are water resistant than they might be worth it! Depends on what color you tend to gravitate more towards...I wear more brown the brown would work for me! Have a great weekend Olya!!

  4. Yay for the hubs coming back! I have about 29 days left until mine is home! :) Love the boots and dress shopping for the holidays is always so fun! Happy weekend to you both! xoxo

  5. Yay for hubby coming home! Two weeks is such a long time, isn't it? My boyfriend and I usually have one week a year when he's at Burning Man where we aren't even able to connect via phone or text. It's always such a relief when he finally makes it home safely :)


  6. Yay for hubby coming home! I can't imagine how ecstatic you are! I also love the boots. You totally gotta go with those and then blog an outfit! I want to see what you pair them with. And one last thing... I love this Thanksgiving season also!


    1. Thanks, Claire! I'm so glad you like the boots! Do you like brown or black better? I have never blogged an outfit before, but I have been wanting to give it a try. :)

  7. Those ankle boots are so cute!! Yes, buy!!

  8. Oooh I love that dress, especially the color! Everyone usually does reds for the holiday, but I like the dark green much more. I'm not sure if you've read it yet (are you on Goodreads?), but I just finished Arranged by Catherine McKenzie which was good for a light read and I'm currently reading Big Little Lies which so far I'm really enjoying. Yay for husband being home! Happy weekend!

  9. Yay for hubby returning home tonight just in time to enjoy the weekend together!! Hope you find the perfect holiday dress!!

  10. Yay for the husband coming home, I hope y'all have a great weekend! Love the boots, definitely the brown and that dress is so pretty!

  11. Love your dress! Also, just as a little treat, use the code "SHOP30" at checkout to receive 30% off on an order in our store! Tell your friends and family, but hurry because it ends Monday night!

  12. Hey Olya! I nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can follow this link to view it: Great blog!!

  13. Oh my goodness, YAY! He's home! I hope you two had the BEST weekend together!! I can't wait for your recap!
    Also, please share your favorite books that you read in the next little bit! I need some new suggestions myself :)

  14. YAY to reading! I always have some good recommendations if you need some :) PS I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award :) the post will go up tomorrow morning :)

  15. Those boots are cute! And congratulations on surviving two weeks without your hubby!


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